Stir It 28: Benefit for the Haitian Islands

In light of the unfathomable disaster Haiti suffered a few weeks ago, a group of food bloggers from Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York City and Chicago mobilized and organized a Benefit for the Islands' relief effort. I worked together with my friend and fellow blogger, Courtney of Coco Cooks to offer my help in spreading the word of the event and participating as well. As a result, Chicago foodies gathered for an afternoon of food, music and celebration of life and hope to raise funds for Haiti.

STIR IT 28: Benefit for the Haitian Islands was an uplifting event where the Chicago food community, including food bloggers, chefs, restaurants, home-cooks and "foodies," came together to raise as much money as it can for the people of Haiti. My friends of What's Cookin, Chicago prepared dishes for an amazing spread while attendees of the event purchased tickets to enjoy. We had quite the spread and it was no surprise that my What's Cookin, Chicago friends would pull through with their culinary efforts.

Through my group, What's Cookin, Chicago, we had local cooks, chefs, restauranteurs, food bloggers, personal chefs, home-cooks and foodies participate to help! Money we raised went directly to Share Our Strength, our designated charity organization that is working hard at raising millions and providing manual aide. Share Our Strength has accepted our designation and will help us in any way they can to garner support and get the word out in each city STIR IT 28 is happening. It was a grass-roots effort that was very successful where Chicago raised nearly $400! Check out the delicious dishes we had for the event, thanks to all the wonderful folks of What's Cookin, Chicago...

Thanks to Three Peas Lounge for opening up their retail space for the event. It was a great venue that was perfect for the event. Here are some additional pics of the day...


  1. Thanks for helping Courtney with this event! Such a great job you guys did, and you had a ton of food. The Stir It 28 team really did it up!

  2. Look at that spread!! Wow! We're all still so proud and amazed we pulled this off, that everyone that attended the events and more importantly, that we collected and have not finished raising money for the effort! Thanks so much for helping Courtney out!

  3. Great post and photos!Thanks for all your help. You are amazing!